Monday, December 21, 2009

MySQL Connector/Net 6.2.2 GA has been released

MySQL Connector/Net 6.2.2, a new version of the all-managed .NET driver for MySQL has been released.This is our latest GA release and is suitable for use in all scenarios against servers ranging from version 4.1 to 5.4!

It is now available in source and binary here and mirror sites (note that not all mirror sites may be up to date at this point of time - if you can't find this version on some mirror, please try again later or choose another download site.)

The new features or changes in this release are:

  • Connection pool cleanup timer.  We now utilize a timer that cleans idle connections that are no longer connected every 3 minutes

  • We are now using stream and TCP-based timeouts to handle command timeouts.  This is more inline with what SqlClient does and should be more reliable than our old timer based approach

  • Completely refactored MySqlConnectionStringBuilder

  • We now support the TableDirect query type

  • Completely refactored our logging system.  Our trace data is now published using TraceSource and has a specific format so to allow third party listeners to be created.

  • Lots of bug fixes

Please let us know what else we broke and how we can make it better!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Webinar on migrating SQL Server to MySQL

We have an exciting webinar coming up tomorrow (12/15) on migrating from SQL Server to MySQL.  LiveTime Software is a leader in ITIL service management and help desk products.  They have started offering a free migration service and this webinar will go over everything from toolsets used to character sets. 

You can read more about it and register for this webinar here.  So I know you have an hour you can spare and when it comes time to renew that SQL Server license you’ll be glad you did.